War of the Rebellion: Serial 088 Page 0712 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LIV.

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HEADQUARTERS TENTH CORPS,

September 5, 1864. (Received 8.20 p. m.)

General HUMPHREYS:

I will complete to-night the change from first to the second line on my left, holding the first line with pickets or skirmishers. Each division has one-third in reserve, relieving the trenches with them. The reserves are in rear of each division. I have eighteen light guns in reserve to move to any point. I can see no reason, on investigation of the reports, to apprehend and attack to-night.

D. B. BIRNEY,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Numbers 117.

In the Field, Va., September 5, 1864.

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6. The Twenty-second U. S. Colored Troops will proceed at daylight to-morrow to Bermuda Landing, thence to Fort Powhatan, and relieve the regiment of 100-days' men now on duty at that place. The regiment of 100-days' men on being relieved will be placed an route for Washington, D. D., for the purpose of being mustered out. Quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By command of Major-General Birney:

ED. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. LIGHT ARTILLERY Brigadier, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, Va., September 5, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel E. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Tenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the artillery for the last twenty-four hours.

A salute of thirty-six scotted guns was fired at 11 p. m. yesterday from each battery, in which about 500 rounds of ammunition were expended. The enemy replied briskly from all his batteries along our front. Battery D, First U. S. Artillery, was moved rom its position on the advanced line to a new unfinished work on the second line, a little to the left an rear of its old position.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. H. JACKSON,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Asst. Insp. General and Chief of Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Petersburg, September 5, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel E. W. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Tenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have no occurrence of importance to report except the withdrawal of my troops from the outer line to the main line of intrenchments. This was safely effected last night after 12 o'clock. I still hold